With the new NBA 2020-201 season, we’ve rolled out a new version that will help reduce the number of ‘unknown’ plays.
- Dataset format remains the same, no new columns, no relocations.
- The new version focuses on how shots, turnovers, fouls, and violations need to be categorized.
- To improve clarity, some play types will not be abbreviated and some types of plays will be shown differently than before.
- All changes will respectively be applied to past seasons as soon as possible while 2020-2021 season goes on. If you have purchased a past season, you will be notified with an email once the updates are reflected.
Some of the shot types were previously being tagged as ‘unknown’. All shots will keep being tagged as a ‘shot’ on COLUMN-V (event_type) and types of shots on COLUMN-AL (type) are now being tagged as follows:
(2) FREE THROWS
3PT Driving Floating Bank Jump Shot → 3pt driving floating bank jump shot 3PT Fadeaway Jumper → 3pt fadeaway jumper 3PT Floating Jump Shot → 3pt floating jump shot 3PT Jump Bank Shot → 3pt jump bank shot 3PT Jump Shot → 3pt jump shot 3PT Pullup Jump Shot → 3pt pullup jump shot 3PT Running Jump Shot → 3pt running jump shot 3PT Running Pull-Up Jump Shot → 3pt running pull-up jump shot 3PT Step Back Bank Jump Shot → 3pt step back bank jump shot 3PT Step Back Jump Shot → 3pt step back jump shot 3PT Turnaround Fadeaway Bank Jump Shot → 3pt turnaround fadeaway bank jump shot 3PT Turnaround Jump Shot → 3pt turnaround jump shot *** Cutting Dunk Shot → cutting dunk shot Cutting Finger Roll Layup Shot → cutting finger roll layup shot Cutting Layup Shot → cutting layup shot Driving Dunk → driving dunk Driving Floating Bank Jump Shot → driving floating bank jump shot Driving Floating Jump Shot → driving floating jump shot Driving Layup → driving layup Driving Reverse Dunk Shot → driving reverse dunk shot Driving Reverse Layup → driving reverse layup Dunk → dunk Fadeaway Jumper → fadeaway jumper Floating Jump Shot → floating jump shot Hook Bank Shot → hook bank shot Hook Shot → hook shot Jump Bank Shot → jump bank shot Jump Shot → jump shot Layup → layup Pullup Jump Shot → pullup jump shot Putback Dunk → putback dunk Putback Layup → putback layup Running Alley Oop Dunk Shot → running alley-oop dunk shot Running Alley Oop Layup Shot → running alley-oop layup shot Running Pull-Up Jump Shot → running pull-up jump shot Running Reverse Dunk Shot → running reverse dunk shot Step Back Bank Jump Shot → step back bank jump shot Tip Dunk Shot → tip dunk shot Tip Layup Shot → tip layup shot Turnaround Fadeaway → turnaround fadeaway Turnaround Fadeaway Bank Jump Shot → turnaround fadeaway bank jump shot Turnaround Fadeaway Shot → turnaround fadeaway shot Turnaround Hook Shot → turnaround hook shot Turnaround Jump Shot → turnaround jump shot
Free throws will keep being tagged as a ‘free throw’ on COLUMN-V (event_type) and types of free throws on COLUMN-AL (type) are now being tagged as follows:
Free Throw 1 of 1 → free throw 1/1 Free Throw 1 of 2 → free throw 1/2 Free Throw 1 of 3 → free throw 1/3 Free Throw 2 of 2 → free throw 2/2 Free Throw 2 of 3 → free throw 2/3 Free Throw 3 of 3 → free throw 3/3 Free Throw Flagrant 1 of 1 → free throw flagrant 1/1 Free Throw Flagrant 1 of 2 → free throw flagrant 1/2 Free Throw Flagrant 1 of 3 → free throw flagrant 1/3 Free Throw Flagrant 2 of 2 → free throw flagrant 2/2 Free Throw Flagrant 2 of 3 → free throw flagrant 2/3 Free Throw Flagrant 3 of 3 → free throw flagrant 3/3 Free Throw Clear Path 1 of 2 → free throw clear path 1/2 Free Throw Clear Path 2 of 2 → free throw clear path 2/2 Free Throw Technical → free throw technical
Some types of turnovers were not previously being tagged. All turnovers are now being tagged as follows:
Offensive Goaltending Turnover → offensive goaltending Offensive Foul Turnover → offensive foul Turnover Shot Clock → shot clock Discontinue Dribble Turnover → discontinue dribble Double Dribble Turnover → double dribble Step Out of Bounds Turnover → step out of bounds Backcourt Turnover → backcourt Traveling Turnover → traveling Inbound Turnover → inbound Out of Bounds Bad Pass Turnover → out of bounds bad pass Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover → out of bounds lost ball Palming Turnover → palming Punched Ball Turnover → punched ball No Turnover → no turnover Lost Ball Turnover → lost ball Bad Pass Turnover → bad pass Illegal Assist Turnover → illegal assist Illegal Screen Turnover → illegal screen Kicked Ball Violation Turnover → kicked ball Lane Violation Turnover → lane violation Basket from Below Turnover → basket from below Jump Ball Violation Turnover → jump ball violation Too Many Players → too many players 3 Second Violation Turnover → 3-second violation 5 Second Violation → 5-second violation 8 Second Violation → 8-second violation
Some types of violations were not previously being tagged. All violations are now being tagged as follows:
(5) WORDING CHANGES on event_type (Column-V)
Delay of Game → delay of game Defensive Goaltending → defensive goaltending Lane Violation → lane Double Lane vila → double lane Jump Ball Violation → jump ball Kicked Ball Violation → kicked ball
(6) OTHER CHANGES
sub → substitution free throw 1 of 2 → free throw 1/2 miss → shot
(6.1) Game-IDs are now trimmed, no more leading zeros, or apostrophes.
(6.2) Coach challenges are now being captured as an “event_type” and can be found on
(6.3) Double technical calls were not being tagged properly before. With the new version, a double technical call will show up as a “technical foul” on the event_type (Column-V) and, as a “double technical” on the type (Column-AL).
event_type = timeout (Column-V) type = coach challenge (Column-AL) result = successful / unsuccessful (Column-AJ)
(6.4) Technical fouls called on coaches were not being tagged properly before. With the new version, a technical foul on a coach will show up as a “technical foul” on the event_type (Column-V) and, as a “coach technical foul” on the type (Column-AL).
(6.5) Dataset names now comply with other BigDataBall datasets (team/player/DFS).
(6.6) Technical fouls called on coaches are now being captured as an “event_type” and can be found on Column-V.
Feel free to get in touch with us about the changes.